TED Ed – The Unknown Depths of the Ocean

Hey guys,

So for my TED Talk, I decided to approach it a different way. Instead of doing a TED Talk- a more slow, question-based idea format of TED, I did a TED Ed- a faster, more visual and information-based form of TED. Even though TED Eds and TED Talks are a little bit different, this format was better for me to help get my point across.

I presented my work in an animation kind of way, because personally for me, it helps me learn more efficiently.

I worked extremely hard trying to deliver a different media style to my TED video, and I hope it pays off by teaching you a few things about my topic! Enjoy!

P.S, I showed my TED Talk to some of you guys in class, so if you watched it please comment. I’m having trouble publishing it at the moment but I will try and get it resolved asap!

My script

My notes

Works Cited:

US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “What Is a Seamount?” NOAA’s National Ocean Service. N.p., 01 Aug. 2014. Web. June 2017.

“10 Deep-sea Secrets Revealed.” NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 26 Nov. 2008. Web. June 2017.

“NOAA – Ask Us about Our Budget.” NOAA. N.p., n.d. Web. June 2017.

Knight, J.D. “Giant Isopod.” Deep Sea Creatures on Sea and Sky. N.p., n.d. Web. June 2017.

“Why Some Creatures in the Deep Sea Grow to Enormous Sizes.” ZME Science. N.p., 07 July 2015. Web. June 2017.

“Kleiber’s Law.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 May 2017. Web. June 2017.

“Bergmann’s Rule.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 June 2017. Web. June 2017.

Feeney, Nolan. “All Hail the Kraken: Scientists Capture Live Footage of Giant Squid.” Time. Time, 08 Jan. 2013. Web. June 2017.

The 5 TED Talk I watched before making my own:

Ted Talk about spam emails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ

How to send smart in your Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o

Exploring the oceans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOYIKJho18I

Underwater sea creatures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVvn8dpSAt0

We know more about the moon than the sea floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3hrtaL9B1k


6 thoughts on “TED Ed – The Unknown Depths of the Ocean

  1. Amazing job on your ted talk Sam! It was informative and the animations were very enjoyable and added to your content rather than taking away from it as visuals sometimes might do. I liked the question you asked at the end as well, very insightful.

  2. Hey Sam! I think your animation was really nice!
    I liked the fact that you used real photos as well as pictures that you drew. Your animation is helpful in understanding the text yet not too complicated. Not only that the lesson itself is very educational in the sense that it covered a lot of concepts in a short amount of time, but I was able to understand them. I think the topic itself is really interesting, especially since I went to Bamfield too. It’s hard to believe that we have better maps of other planets than we do of our surface.
    I do have a question about giant sea animals. There were rumours about gigantic animals larger than a blue whale living in the depth of the ocean because of a really low -frequency yet loud sound called the “Bloop”. Would this be a possibility, or simply just a myth made by the media?

    • Great question Deon! While doing my research, I did come across the “bloop”. Even though some people have believed that it was a giant sea animal, scientists have concluded that it was the effects of an glacier-quake and the sound being a big chunk the glacier falling into the ocean. Thanks for watching!

  3. This was a very informative and interesting video. The graphics really add to the experience and give a great visual as to what you’re talking about. In this video, you mentioned mutations that occur randomly and “stick around” as to their positive payoff. Are there any examples of this in humans?

  4. Great job on your Ted Talk SAMANTHA! I really loved the animations, they were very well done, helpful, and made the video so much more interesting to watch. You made many connections to your own personal life – like bamfield – which made everything easier to understand. You used many different examples of interesting organisms, ones that I hadn’t even heard before like the colossal squid. I didn’t know anything about this topic before, and now I have a way better understanding about the depths of the ocean. One question I have for you is, how similar are the (giant) underwater species to the small land species. Are there major differences between them, or are they very similar besides their size? I enjoyed watching your Ted Talk :)

    • Thanks SOPHIA! I’m glad you learned a lot! In regards of your question, even though some deep-sea creatures are close relatives to their shallow-water/land counterparts, they have more than just the deep sea gigantism mutation; as they have to adapt to the lighting, pressure, and overall atmosphere of the deep sea. An example would be the Giant Isopod. Even though it is pretty similar to the Pill Bug (roly poly), as I said in the video, it has mutation and had grown antennae (to help with feeling around the sea floor, because of the darkness) in addition to it’s size. I hope that answers your question!

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